Business Minnesota Highway 371

Southern Terminus

Northern Terminus

At MN 371 southwest of Brainerd, MN At MN 210/MN 371 in Baxter, MN

Business MN 371 is one of only two Business routes in Minnesota that are on the state trunk highway system.  When the MN 371 Brainerd bypass was constructed (and opened in 2000), the old section through Brainerd was originally proposed for turnback.  After negotiations with the city of Brainerd and Crow Wing County, MnDOT agreed to retain control and maintenance of the old MN 371 route in return for MnDOT turning back portions of three other routes to the city and county:  MN 25 north of MN 210 (to its end in Merrifield) was turned back to the county and became an extension of CSAH 3.  MN 18 was turned back between MN 210 and MN 25 and the short, two-block-long MN 322 was turned back in its entirety.  Both routes became Brainerd city streets.

Southern Terminus


Signage for the split between northbound MN 371 and Business MN 371.  At the time, interchange construction was taking place at the junction.  This interchange has since been completed and opened.  Photo by Monte Castleman, taken May, 2002.


The intersection that was in use prior to and during construction of the interchange in the background.  Photo by Adam Froehlig, taken August, 2002.


Overhead guide signage at the completed interchange.  Photo by Monte Castleman, taken July, 2003.


First northbound reassurance shield.  Note the shield's colors, and replacing of "MINNESOTA" with "BUSINESS".  Business MN 371 retains the Great River Road designation.  Photo by Monte Castleman, taken May, 2002.


Looking southwest from BUS MN 371, prior to the interchange being completed.  Photo by Adam Froehlig, taken August 8, 2002.

Northern Terminus


This is a view of the MN 210/MN 371 intersection in Baxter, as seen from WB MN 210.  BUSINESS MN 371 has a duplex with MN 210 from here east into Brainerd.  Photo by Monte Castleman, taken July, 2003.

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Last Updated:  December 18, 2005

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